JKYog e-Magazine, Issue No. 21                                                                 March 2011  

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In This Issue
Gems of Wisdom - Shree Maharajji
Upcoming Events
Did You Know?
Current News
Trivia Time
"I am His" vs "He is mine" - Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj
Secrets of Spiritual Sadhana - Swami Mukundananda
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Through satsang, increase your spiritual wealth. But be equally careful to avoid kusang, else it will neutralize all your earnings.  

Satsang is association with a Saint that takes our mind to the Divine realm.  Kusang is that association which makes our mind worldly.


The path of Divine love is a nitya-utsav, or daily festival.  We sing Shree Krishna's glories, dance, think of Him, and rejoice in His service


Practice the presence of God.  Every little while, think, "He is watching my actions and my thoughts.  He is my Protector and Witness."


Enthusiasm is the life air of your devotion.  It makes obstacles appear puny, and insulates you from the snares of Maya.


Every bird has to fly its own flight.  God and Guru will encourage, guide and bless us, but the sadhana is to be done by ourselves.


These tweets were sent by Swamiji from his Twitter account, to remind us of the eternal spiritual principles, as taught by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj.


Swamiji's USA Tour 2011


Swamiji has arrived in USA!  He will be starting his first program in Dallas from April 1st to 3rd.

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Upcoming Retreats  

Spend a weekend absorbed in Bliss and Devotion and rejoice in the Divine vibrations of Swamiji's presence.

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JKYog Volunteer Opportunities

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Upcoming Events

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Current News 

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Holi Sadhana was held from March 1st to 20th, 2011 at Mangarh.  Thousands of devotees participated in the sadhana program under the Divine presence of Shree Maharajji, fully absorbed in devotion and celebrating the festival with great splendor by singing Holi keertans and pads.

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Shree Maharajji laid the foundation stone for a new Satsang hall at Vrindavan on Feb 28th.  This hall shall be built adjacent to Prem Mandir (Temple) to be inaugurated shortly.

Brahm Bhoj

A grand Brahm Bhoj (feast) was organized on March 13th at Mangarh.  Shree Maharajji distributed bags full of household items along with umbrellas and a wrist watch.


A blood donation camp was organized by Jagadguru Kripalau Chikitsalaya on March 13th in Mangarh ashram.

Free eye camp

An Eye Camp was organised at Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya in Mangarh ashram during the Holi Sadhana Shivir.  The patients were treated by senior doctors free of cost.

 JKY News

Swamiji gave a captivating speech at Ajay Binay Institute of Technology, Cuttack on Feb 22ndThe topic was "Science and Spirituality".  The hall was filled with students and academia.  The discourse was followed by Q & A session, which was very enlightening for the students.

Gujarat Tour

Swamiji visited various centers of Gujarat in his short tour of 10 days from Feb 25th to March 6th.  He covered Vapi, Patan, Mehsana, Baroda, Palanpur, and Ahmedabad.  Bal-Mukund children showcased their talent by performing various cultural items.

Ahmedabad Picnic

There was a picnic in Ahmedabad at Sadvichar Parivar on March 6th.  Swamiji spent a fun-filled day with all devotees gathered there.  There was a bhajan competition, Shree Krishna's childhood leela narration, prasadam, parikrama, and a Q & A session

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Patel Nagar Pravachan

Swamiji delivered an enlightening lecture series on the topic "Narad Bhakti Darshan" at Lal Mandir, Delhi from March 8th to 14th.

Patel Nagar Pravachan

Devotees were waiting for almost a year for this opportunity to hear Swamiji's enlightening words and were thrilled to be in the satsang for seven days.  

Leadership Conclave at IIT Delhi

 The Alumni Association of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, organized a Leadership Conclave at Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi, on March 12th, 2011.  The topic of the Conclave was "Governing India - the right way." The Alumni of the prestigious Institute who had attained exceptional leadership position in industry and society participated in it.  Swami Mukundananda, alumnus of 1982 batch, was invited to speak on the topic "Developing Ethics and Morality in Society".  His talk was warmly received by the delegates of the Conclave.

Anaath Ashram

A charity program for orphans was organized at  Arya Bal Griha Sadhan in Delhi on March 14th, 2011 under the presence of Swamiji.  Over 1000 children attended the feeding program sponsored by Jagadguru Kripalu Yog Trust, New Delhi.


Chitrakoot Sadhana Shivir

Chitrakoot Sadhana Shivir

A four day Sadhana Shivir was held at Chitrakoot from March 24th to 28th.  Around 1500 devotees from different centers of Orissa, Gujarat, Delhi, Indore, and Nepal took part in this sadhana program.  Chitrakoot is the sacred place where Lord Ram and Mother Seeta spent many years during their vanvas.  It is also the place, which Shree Maharajji visited during his younger years to grace deserving souls and spent many months in the forest.


From early morning till late in the night, devotees were fully immersed in Bhajans & Keertans, Yog and Roopdhyan Meditation, under the guidance of Swami Mukundananda.


The highlight of the shivir was an enlightening series of discourses on the topic "Science of Devotion" by Swamiji, every morning and evening.  Lord Ram's leela descriptions were also given by Swamiji.

Chitrakoot Parikrama

Devotees along with Swamiji also visited Shree Maharajji's old school where he studied Sanskrit. 


Devotees also had the golden chance to do seva during the sadhana program.  They felt fortunate and blessed to participate in this program in the blissful presence of Swamiji.

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Devotees in USA!   

Do try to attend the Fresno Retreat and be a part of the special spiritual holiday with Swamiji.

Trivia Time

Celestial Gods and Goddesses

Goddess Lakshmi

Goddess Lakshmi

Lakshmi is the goddess of light, beauty, good fortune and wealth. Being the consort of Vishnu, the Maintainer of the Universe, Lakshmi also signifies love and grace.  Goddess Lakshmi means Good Fortune to Hindus.  The word 'Lakshmi' is derived from the Sanskrit word "Laksya", meaning "aim" or "goal", and she is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual.


Lakshmi often expresses her devotion to Vishnu by massaging his feet as he lies on the coils of the snake Shesha.  While Lakshmi is generally worshipped to achieve success, she does not reside long with anyone who is lazy or desires her only as wealth.


Although Lakshmi is worshipped daily, the festive month of October is Lakshmi's special month.  Lakshmi Pooja is celebrated on the full moon night of Kojagari Poornima.

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"I am His" vs "He is mine"
by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj

    Shree Maharajji

There are three entities: the lover, the Beloved and Love.  That which unites the lover and the Beloved, is called Love.  In other words, Love is the intimate union of the lover and the Beloved.  The lover is the one who loves the entity "Beloved".  And the "Beloved" is he, towards whom love is directed.  He is the one who possesses Divine Love.


This "Love" is God's most intimate personal power, which can be attained only by the Grace of a Rasik Saint.  It cannot be attained through personal effort. This is why even the greatest yogis, paramahansas beg for Divine Love.  The treasure house of this Love is Shree Krishna and His associates alone.  No one else can lay claim to owning this power called "Love".  No personality controlled by Maya, not even the king of heaven, can occupy the seat of the Beloved.  Therefore, no material personality can be the Beloved


We have to begin by developing the two sentiments within us: "I am His," and "He is mine."  Let us consider both of these carefully.  Which of the two sentiments do you prefer?  Do you prefer to think, "I am His," or "He is mine?"  Some prefer to think, "I am His."  Some prefer to think, "He is mine."  However, "He is mine" is a superior sentiment.  "He is mine", that is all.  "I do not care whether or not He considers me His.  There is no doubt about my being His, because I am a part of Him, I have an eternal and natural bond with Him and cannot be anyone else's."

chinmātraṁ śhriharaṁshaṁ

The Vedas say, "All individual souls are parts of God."

dhātā mātā pitāmaḥ

The Vedas declare, "All relationships of the soul are with God alone.  No one else can have any true relationship with the soul."  This proves that we belong to God.  There is no denying that "I am His."  However, knowing this has not helped us.  Countless lives have passed.  "The soul was His.  The soul is His.  The soul will always be His."  This has been declared boldly by Shree Krishna personally and has been clearly stated in the Vedas but to no avail.  So, how will we get results?  By instilling the sentiment "He is mine".  We have to accept Him as ours. 


The fortunate souls, Tulsi, Sur, Meera, Kabir, Nanak, Tukaram, who accepted Him as theirs, reached the goal, crossed the ocean of Maya, and attained the ultimate Bliss of Divine Love.  They who have not realized this fact are rotating in the 8.4 million species of life.  So, we must endeavor to develop the sentiment that "He is ours."


Some people think, "He is only mine."  Shree Maharajji says that this expression is inaccurate.  Rather than, "He is only mine," we should think, "Only He is mine."  In other words, "I have no one else but Him."  The day this sentiment "He alone is mine" becomes grounded in us, our work will come to an end.  We will have nothing more to do - no karm, no gyan, no bhakti, or anything else.  The last action required by the soul is to accept that "He alone is mine," after which everything will be attained and we will be free forever.


In the world, you love many people.  What do you think twenty-four hours a day?  Whether it is the mother, father, son, husband or wife, you always wonder whether or not the other person loves you.  Why are you troubled by this thought?  Keep on loving, without wondering about whether or not the other person loves you.  You will say, "Am I a fool that I should keep on loving him even if I receive no love from him?  I will not love him any more.  I sent him four letters; he did not send me even one.  I vow never to write him a letter again."  Or, "I sent him four letters, and he sent me eight.  He loves me a lot."  What a wonderful way you have of measuring love!


You are innocent, and this is why people fool and cheat you.  Now, if you want perfect reciprocation for your affection, you cannot love, because if the love of the other party reduces, so will yours.  If he becomes neutral, so will you.  And if he opposes you then you oppose him too.  Where did your love disappear?  This is not called love.  It is the opposite of love.


A child loves rasgulla (a popular Indian sweet).  He never thinks, "O Rasgulla!  I always cry in front of mummy and daddy for you.  Do you love me also?"  The child loves the rasgulla and does not care whether or not the rasgulla loves him back.  If we love someone, why do we want to know whether that person loves us or not?  This is not love.   It is a business, where we are constantly weighing profit and loss.  "I gave you ten dollars, but you gave me only five dollars worth of goods."  This is not proper. You get upset.  For ten rupees, you expect ten rupees worth of goods.  If you get eleven rupees worth, you are happy.  But at the very least you expect ten rupees worth.  This is called good business sense.  The problem is that we apply the same business sense when it comes to loving.  We try to show all the time that we love the other person more than he loves us.  All the while, internally we want the other to love us more than we love him. 


Now, if we accept the sentiment "He alone is mine," then we will not be in this constant dilemma, wondering "Am I His or not?  Does He love me or not?  Does He consider me His own or not?"  We will not get caught up in thinking any of this.  God proclaims in the scriptures:

ye yathā māṁ prapadyante tāṁstathaiva bhajāmyaham (Geeta)

"I reciprocate the love of the individual soul to the exact degree and with the exact sentiment." This is an indisputable, unchanging Divine law. Keeping this Divine law in mind, you should never worry that perhaps He does not love you.  He has to love you; He has no choice.  You do not need to think that someone may have poisoned His ears against you which may have made Him stop loving you or not loving you as much as before.  Why the doubt? He is not some worldly person, that He will listen to some third person and stop loving us, or reduce His love.  Why is there any doubt on your part about His love for you?


He is All-seeing, All-knowing, the witness to everything, the well-wisher of all, the Supreme Almighty Lord.  There is no question of doubt in this regard.  There is no power that can shake or disturb the degree and amount of His love.  There is no need to speculate, "Does He love me?"  Or, "How much does He love me?"  How much He loves you, depends on how much you love Him.  "How much love do you want from Him?"  "A lot."  "Then love Him a lot."  How is it that you love Him a little bit and expect Him to love you a lot?  Even if your love is just a business transaction, you still cannot expect a hundred rupee shirt for only ten rupees.  The paper money in your hand is a ten rupee note, and the shirt made of cloth is worth a hundred rupees.  You should stay within your means.  If you want a hundred rupee shirt, you must spend a hundred rupees.


So, God loves us to the extent that we love Him and surrender ourselves to Him.  When you understand this law, you no longer worry about whether He considers you His or not.  Questions such as, "Does He love me and how much does he love me," come to an end.  We speculate in the world about the status of someone's love for us because people are not all-knowing and can get confused if someone poisons their ears against us.  Moreover, in the world, love is measured by external behavior.  But, Shree Krishna is eternally seated within our heart noting all our ideas and cannot make such mistakes.

sākṣhī chetā kevalo nirguṇśhcha

So, there is no question of His not knowing the extent of our love for Him.

Secrets of Spiritual Sadhana
by Swami Mukundananda

 Continuing with the previous two lines of 'Sadhana Karu Pyare'....


jag meṁ katahuṁ rāg jani karu, dveṣh jani karu pyāre |

hari meṁ guru meṁ hī rahe nit, rakt tav man pyāre ||


One of the most important requirements for spiritual progress is single minded devotion to God, i.e. ananyata.  If an individual's mind is attached to anyone or anything other than God, then he will not be called as an 'ananya' follower.  Loving God alone is what ananyata means.  We have only one mind and that should be focused on the Divine, and subjects related to the Divine only.


You should attach your mind towards God.  It can be any Form of God.  It can be Shree Krishna, Lord Jagannath ji, Goddess Durga - All these are various Forms of the Supreme God.  One should not go below this level, else ananyata (single-minded devotion) will be destroyed.  That is why Shree Kripaluji Maharaj instructs us that our mind should only be attached to God and Guru.  One should have no attachment in this material world.  The attachment of our mind should revolve around God's Names, Pastimes, Qualities, and His associates. 


However, one should not have a feeling of hatred towards the world either.  Neither be hostile to the world nor get attached to it.  Not only is it harmful to have attachment towards the world, but it is also harmful to have enmity towards it. 


When a person encounters miseries in this world, then the person is devastated.  He says, "This world is very bad." He goes to a saint and tells, "Make me a renunciant too."  "Why did you get the desire to become a renunciant?"  "Because, I suffered a loss in my business; I had a fight with my wife; I did not get a job."  This is not the real detachment.  That person is getting detached from the world because he is facing sorrows, and if that pain gets over, then again there be attachment in the world.   Or if he comes across miseries in the spiritual realm, he might become detached from God as well. 


Detachment means one should have a firm decision that there is neither happiness nor sorrow in the world.  The absorption of the mind can either be through love or even through hate.  When there is neither attachment through love, nor attachment through hate, that state is referred to as detachment.  Therefore, we neither have to attach our mind nor have enmity towards the world. 


One thing is certain: If the intellect makes a firm decision that the objects of the material world cannot fulfill our goal of Supreme Bliss, the desires will automatically come to an end.  So, it is important to make a firm decision, through constant contemplation that there is not a trace of true happiness in the material world.  We should have a perception that everything is fine.  What do we have to do with this world?  We just have to live here and progress speedily towards our goal.


Suppose you go to a market to buy sweets.  You pass a number of shops selling various things.  There are many shops in the market selling clothes, jewelry, appliances, etc.  You see all of them but, you keep on moving and watching all the shops.  You do not stop at any store and compromise on your decision, "Why not have some clothes instead of sweets." Nor do you quarrel with any of the shopkeepers saying, "Why are you selling vegetables when I want sweets?"  You walk unconcernedly passing every shop and heads straight towards your goal, the sweet shop.  You are neutral towards all other shops.  There is neither hatred nor attachment.  This is detachment. 


In the same manner, this world is similar to a market.  We will find all kinds of things but we do not have to get attached or become hostile to them.  We must neither love nor hate, but must make our way straight to the shop of God, which alone is the ultimate Divine Bliss. 

 kabīrā khaṛā bāzār meṁ sabakī māṅge khair

na kāhu soṁ dostī na kāhu so bair

The Saint Kabir says: "I am standing in the market, wishing everyone well.  Nobody is my companion, nor is anyone my adversary."  One should neither have friendship nor enmity towards anyone. 


Shree Kripaluji Maharaj tells us about one instance in Mangarh ashram (It is our mission's main ashram, near Allahabad and is also Shree Maharajji's birth place).  The annual sadhana program takes place at the Mangarh ashram.  Dogs from nearby villages come to this ashram.  Once upon a time a dog from Ayodhya said to the dog from Mangarh, "What is there in Mangarh?  It is very rare that any devotee throws food and you get a chance to eat that food.  You have to be hungry.  Come, let us go to Ayodhya. The heads of ashrams there eat delectable dishes.  We will relish tasty and rich food there."  So, they decided to go to Ayodhya.  


Ayodhya was very far, about 100 miles away.  They decided that everyday they will cover twenty miles so that they will reach their destination in five days. The next day they started their journey at six in the morning.  When they covered twenty miles, they decided to take rest there.  But, when they entered the gate of that village, the dogs of that village started to bark and chased them away.  It is the nature of dogs that they have an enmity towards other dogs who enter their territory.  Every dog thinks himself as the king of his area. 


So, those two dogs thought that the dogs of the village are very bad, and decided to go further on their way and reach 40 miles halt.  There they entered the village, but the dogs from that village again fought with them and chased them away.  The dogs continued on their journey and reached their destination within two days, without any break.  And if, they had fought with everyone, then what would have happened?  They would have been wounded badly and fallen unconscious under a tree.  


Similarly, if we quarrel, argue with others in the world, it will be our loss.  Hence, we have to follow this principle that this world cannot be changed, so there is no point opposing it.  Everybody is under the influence of Maya.  We should not develop any hatred or love towards anyone, and focus on continuing our path of spiritual progress, and speedily reach our goal.

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Question:  I have heard in the Pravachans (discourses) of many saints where they say that no description of Radha Rani exists in the Bhagavatam written by Maharshi Ved Vyas.  I want to know whether there is any scriptural mention of Radha Rani.  Or is it only a personal opinion?


Answer:  Your question addresses a widespread misnomer in the minds of many people.  The nature of your question and its importance demands that detailed evidence be given from the scriptures for the benefit of everyone.   


We shall come to the Shreemad Bhagavatam later.  First of all, let us visit the other scriptures.  Let us begin with the eternal Vedas, and see if they mention Radha Rani.   


ida hyanvojasāsuta rādhānā pate pivā tvasya girvaa (ig Veda)   

"O Shree Krishna, Husband of Radha!  Just as the gopīs worship You, the Ved mantras also worship You.    By them, drink Som Ras."


vibhaktāra havāmahe vasoschitrasya rādhasa savitāra nichaksasam (ig Ved)

"O All-knowing Witness seated in everyone's hearts, who took Radha away from the gopīs (during the Mahārās)!  We call You for our protection."    


   tva nichaksa vihabhānupoorvī kihāsvagne aruhovibhāhi (ig Veda)

In this mantra, the name of Vrishabhanu, father of Radha is mentioned, leaving no scope for doubt or interpretation on what the word "Radha" means.


   yasyā reu pādayorviśhvabhartā dharate moordhnī (Atharva Vediya Rādhikopanihad)

"Radha is that Entity, the dust of whose lotus feet the Master of the Universe places on His head."


Next, let us come to the Puraas.  Ved Vyas, who is the writer of the Shreemad Bhagavatam, has written seventeen other Puraas as well, and Radha Rani is mentioned in six of them.   


yathā rādhā priyā viho (Padma Purāa)

rādhā vāmāśha sabhootā mahālakhmīrprakīrtitā (Nārad Purāa)

tatrāpi rādhikā śhaśhvat   (Ādi Purāa)

rukmiī dwāravatyācha rādhā vindāvane vane (Matsya Purāa)

rādhnoti sakalān kāmān tena rādhā prakīrtita (Devī Bhāgavat Purāa)

ādau rādhā samuchchārya paśhchātkiha parātparam (Brahma Vaivartak Purāa)

Finally, let us come to the Shreemad Bhagavatam.  This scripture was spoken by Shukadev Paramhans to Parikshit.  Shukadev is an eternal associate of Radha Rani.  He is a Leela Shuk, who takes the form of a parrot, and recites wonderful things in Her Divine abode, Golok.  His love for Radha Rani is so much that if he takes Her Name, he faints for six months.  Since, Parikshit was cursed to be bitten by a snake in seven days, Shukadev had to complete the Bhagavatam within that period, and so he did not take Radha Rani's name directly.  But he made indirect mention of Her in many places.  In the Radhopanishad, 28 names of Radha Rani have been mentioned, including Gopi, Ramā, and Shree.  Radha Rani is mentioned by some of these names in the Bhagavatam, for example:

kāmayāmaha etasya śhrīmatpādaraja śhriya

 kuchakukumagandhāhya moordhnā vohu gadābhita  (Śhrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.83.42)


"We want the dust of the lotus feet of Radha, whose kukum is on the feet of Shree Krishna (because She placed His feet on Herself)."  Here the word "Shree" has been used for Radha.  If you say that "Shree" means Mahalakshmi, it is not applicable here because the Queens of Dwarika were themselves the descensions of Mahalakshmi.  Why would they hanker for the dust of Mahalakshmi's lotus feet?  The word "Shree" here refers to Radha. 


reme rameśho vrajasundarībhiryathārbhaka svapratibimba vibhramaḥ  (Śhrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.33.16)


"The Master of Ramā did Rās with the gopīs."  Here the word "Ramā" has been used for Radha.  Ramā can also mean Lakshmi, but that is not the usage here, since Vishnu, the Master of Lakshmi, does not do the Rās leela.  


ākhiptāchittā pramadā ramāpatestāstā vichehā jagihustadātimikāḥ (Śhrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.30.2)


When Shree Krishna vanished during the Mahārās, the gopīs lamented and reached the state of Mahābhāv.  They began imitating the pastimes of Ramāpati, the husband of Ramā.  Again the word Ramā in the above verse, has come for Radha.  It could not mean Lakshmi since Vishnu was not involved in this leela.


gopīmanayat kiho (Śhrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.30.35)


"Shree Krishna took one Gopī with Him and disappeared from the Mahārās."  Gopī is also one of the names of Radha.


anayāridhato noona bhagavānīśhvaro harī (Śhrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.30.28)

 "This Gopī has performed great devotion to Shree Krishna.  Hence He has taken Her alone with Him."  

Apart from these, Radha is mentioned in many other scriptures.  But in the context of this question, let these quotations suffice. 

Swamiji answers selected questions related to Yog, Spirituality and Philosophy every month on our e-Magazine. 

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bhajo giridhar govind gopālā

Chant the name and glories of Shree Krishna.


bhajo giridhar govind gopālā

Chant the name and glories of Shree Krishna.


bhajo murali manohar nandalālā

Chant the name and glories of the son of Nand Shree Krishna

who is the Divine flute player and captures ones heart.


kṛiṣhṇa govind govind gopālā

Chant the name and glories of Shree Krishna.


bhajo gopālā gopālā bhajo gopālā

Chant the name and virtues of Gopala.


 naṭavar nāgar nandā bhajo re man govindā

O my mind! Chant and sing the Name of Govind, who is the best amongst the rasiks, and is the son of Nand.


rādhe govindā bhajo rādhe govindā

Sing the glories of Radha and Govind.


vṛindāvan chandā bhajo,  vṛindāvan chandā

Chant the glories of Shree Krishna, the treasure of Vrindavan.


bāl mukundā bhajo, bāl mukundā

Glorify Baby Mukund, the childhood form of Shree Krishna.


yaśhodā ke nandā bhajo, yaśhodā ke nandā

Sing the glories of Yashoda's Son, Shree Krishna.  


These keertans are selected from the book,  

  The Bal-Mukund Wisdom Book

Ancient Pearls of Wisdom for the Kripalu Values

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Gomukh Asan

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Sit in Dhyan Veerasan.  (Sit in Dandasan.  Bend the left leg underneath the right leg and touch the right buttock with your left heel.  Bend your right leg over the bent left leg and touch the left buttock with your right heel.  Your right knee should be exactly above the left knee.  Place your hands on the right knee, on top of each other.)


Take your left hand behind the back and place it between the shoulder blades with palm facing outside.  Bend your right hand, raise it vertically, and try to anchor the fingers of left and right hand. Place the back of your head against the right elbow.  Stay in this position for 1-2 minutes.  Repeat in the opposite direction.



Activates kidney.  Helpful in alleviating diabetes. It helps lessen back ache and sciatica, releases stiffness of the neck and shoulders and also strengthens your legs. Helps get through  tiredness, tension and restlessness, if practiced for 8-10 minutes.